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Sentences

Write Your Own Tongue Twister


Use each group of words below to make a complete
sentence. Try to make most of the words in each
sentence begin with the same sound.

The first one is done for you.

1. Cory the cat.

Cory the cat calls her friend Carol.

2. Fat fish.

3. Has a hamster.

4. Green grass.

5. Sees a silly.
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6. Dapper Dan.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write sentences on strips of paper. Cut


Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, the sentences into words, then put them back
pages 23 together in the correct order with your family.
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Statements and Questions

Read the question that goes with each picture. Write a


statement to answer each question.

What time is it?

What day is it?

What is the weather today?

What do you like for breakfast?


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At Home: With family members, write statements on McGraw-Hill Language Arts


strips of paper and put them on the refrigerator. Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences,
Take turns turning each statement into a question. pages 45
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Commands and Exclamations

Write a command or an exclamation to match each


picture. You can write what the boy might say or what
Spot might be thinking.

1.

2.

3.

4.
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5.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Think about a dog you know. Work with a
Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, family member to list four commands to teach the
pages 67 dog.
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Mechanics and Usage: Sentence Punctuation

Write a Postcard
Look at the picture postcard below. On the lines, write
a postcard message to go with the picture. Write one
statement, one command, one question, and one
exclamation.

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At Home: Draw a picture postcard of a place your McGraw-Hill Language Arts


family would like to visit. Take turns writing each kind Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences,
of sentence to go with your picture postcard. page 8
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Mixed Review

Make a Sentence Cartoon!

Imagine you run into a friendly lion that is lost in a city.


What do you ask the lion? What does the lion say to you?
Look at the cartoons below. Look at the labels under each
cartoon. Write what the lion and the girl say. Make sure
you write at least one of each kind of sentence.

question exclamation
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statement command

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Have a family member help you write other
Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, things the lion and girl could say to each other. Use
page 9 the four kinds of sentences.
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Subjects in Sentences

Whos Who at the Zoo?


Write a subject from the box to complete each sentence.

One boy
The peacocks
A flamingo
Two parrots
The polar bear
One big lion
The monkeys
The seals
The two girls

swing from tree to tree.


slides into the pool.
roars.
swim and splash.
stands on one leg.
talk to us.
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show their feathers.


watches the tiger play.
like the giraffes best.
At Home: Find a family photo. Tell a family member McGraw-Hill Language Arts
who the people are by saying their names and telling Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences,
about them. pages 1011
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Predicates in Sentences

Make a Sentence
Draw a line to match each subject with each predicate.
1. Fish swings in a tree.

2. Ants eats peanuts.

3. The owls build an ant hill.

4. The elephant hoot at night.


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5. The monkey swim in the sea.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, write a story that
Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, tells what your family likes to do together. Circle the
pages 1213 predicates.
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Combining Sentences

Read the story. Circle each pair of sentences you could combine.
The first one is done for you.

We had a special day in our town. It was called Park

Pals Day. Bill made signs. Lucia made signs. Elena raked.

Brendan gave people their jobs. Anita gave people their jobs.

Dan picked up trash. Jeremy picked up trash.

Pablo painted the fence. Luella cleaned the swings.

The fence seemed to shine! The swings seemed to shine!

The boys were proud. The girls were proud. Its fun to
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be a Park Pal!

At Home: Ask a family member to help you write two McGraw-Hill Language Arts
sentences about your community. Can you combine Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences,
the sentences? pages 1415
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Mechanics and Usage: Commas in a Series

A Shopping Spree for Three


Write the three things you see in each picture to complete
each sentence. Be sure to use commas correctly.
1. We buy

at the store.

2. The

also look good.

3. The

are on sale.

4. Dont forget the


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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Whats on your food shopping list at home?
Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, Write two or more sentences about the items, using
page 16 commas in a series.
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Mixed Review

Picture Yourself!
Look at the picture below. Choose one character to be
yourself. Give names to the other people in the
illustration. Write five sentences that tell about it. Then
circle the subject in each sentence you wrote, and
underline the predicate. Dont forget to combine subjects!

1.

2.

3.
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4.

5.

At Home: Have a family member look at the illustration. Ask McGraw-Hill Language Arts
what they would like to do. Write a sentence that tells about Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences,
it. Circle the subject and underline the predicate. page 17
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Common Errors with Incomplete Sentences

Read each group of words below. If they make a complete


sentence, write, It is a complete sentence. If they do not,
complete the tongue-twister sentence by using words that
begin with the same sound.

1. Dainty dinosaurs dance with dragons.

2. Purple prancing ponies.

3. Frankie Frog.

4. Was wet and woolly.


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5. Sneaky snakes slither sideways.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a tongue-twister sentence with a


Grade 2, Unit 1, Sentences, family member. Take turns saying it five times and
page 18 see how well each of you can say it.
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Study Skills: Dictionary

Complete this dictionary page about animals in the rain forest.


First, list the entry words from the box in ABC order. Then write
the guide words at the bottom of the page.

alligator monkey

parrot jaguar

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Guide Words:

At Home: With a family member, find unfamiliar words McGraw-Hill Language Arts
in a dictionary. Read the meaning aloud. Then take Grade 2, Unit 1, Study Skills,
turns using the word in a sentence. pages 2425
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Vocabulary: Time-Order Words

What Comes First?


Number the pictures in order. Decide what happens in the
last box. Write a sentence that tells about each picture.
Use some of these time-order words: before, first, then,
soon, after, next.

1.

2.

3.
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4.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member to help you write a
Grade 2, Unit 1, Vocabulary, story that uses time-order words.
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Composition: Paragraphs

Petes Paragraph
Poor Pete! His sentences got mixed up. Put his sentences in the
correct order. Circle the main-idea sentence. Draw a box around
the time-order words. Dont forget to indent the first sentence.

Then, I burned the toast. What a bad morning I had! Last, I


missed the bus. First, I woke up late. Next, I spilled my milk.

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At Home: With a family member, write about a good McGraw-Hill Language Arts
or bad day you had. Be sure all your sentences tell Grade 2, Unit 1, Composition,
about one main idea. pages 2829
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Nouns

Color the eight leaves with nouns on them. Then write the
nouns in the blanks below.

beach
red see
leaf

big
did mom

class
boy
city bike
hand

1. 5.

2. 6.
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3. 7.

4. 8.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Go for a Noun Walk with a family member. Take turns
Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, naming nouns outside and around your neighborhood. Make a
pages 6869 collage of the nouns and post it on the refrigerator.
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More About Nouns

Nouns in the Garden


Look at the picture. Then write about the people, places,
and things you see.

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At Home: Play the Garden Game with a family McGraw-Hill Language Arts
member. See who can name the most vegetables Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
for a vegetable garden. pages 7071
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Proper Nouns

Finish the story. Write special nouns for people, pets, and
places.
The Pet Show

My Aunt went to the pet show in


. She walked up
Street with her pet snake in a basket. Im sure my snake
will win first prize, she said. At the pet
show she saw her friend with a fluffy
cat named . Then she talked to Mr.
. His dog was
huge! My aunt looked in the basket. Her snake was gone!
Children from School began to
scream. Something was wiggling on the ground. A girl
named helped to catch the snake .
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member to name a special


Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, person, pet, and place. Then make up a story using
pages 7273 those names.
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Days, Months, and Holidays

Choose a noun from the box. Write it correctly under Days


of the Week, Holidays, or Months.

april tuesday monday new years day

september thanksgiving valentines day

december sunday independence day

Days of the Week Holidays

1. 7.

2. 8.

3. 9.

Months 10.

4.

5.
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6.

At Home: Work with a family member to make McGraw-Hill Language Arts


a list of the holidays your family celebrates. Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
pages 7475
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Mechanics and Usage:
Using Capital Letters
All About Me
Write a special noun to answer each question.

1. What is your first name?

2. Who is a friend of yours?

3. On what street do you live?

4. In which state do you live?


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5. In which month is your birthday?

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member some of the questions
Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, above. Write their answers.
page 76
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Mixed Review

A Sticky Story
Mary spilled grape juice on
some of the words of her
story. Help her fill in the
words that she cant read.

Fill in the blanks with nouns.


Remember to begin proper
nouns with capital letters.

The Wonderful Gift


Ella and her big brother Jake were playing on the beach.
found a shell. They looked inside. Jake said,
I see a in there. Lets give the shell to Uncle
. Ella said, He lives on
Street. We can ride our there.

Aunt was surprised to see Ella and Jake.


She let them in. They gave the shell to their uncle. He looked
inside and saw a . This is a wonderful gift,
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he said. Lets put it back in the .

and Jake and their uncle took the shell


back. The wonderful gift belonged to the sea.

At Home: With a family member, write a story about a McGraw-Hill Language Arts
favorite holiday. Be sure to use capital letters for all Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
proper nouns. page 77
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Plural Nouns

This Old House


The underlined words below are nouns. Write the singular
nouns on the lines under Singular Nouns. Write the
plural nouns on the lines under Plural Nouns.

The front yard of the house is full of weeds. The


windows are broken. Inside, the rooms are dusty. A
spider web hangs from the ceiling. A door is off its hinges.
Will you help us fix this old house?

Singular Nouns Plural Nouns


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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask family members to name a person,


Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, place, or thing. Then change the singular noun to a
pages 7879 plural noun and use both words in a story.
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More Plural Nouns

Word Scramble
The plural of each noun in the box is scrambled below.
Unscramble the plurals and write them on the lines.

woman baby penny berry pony


tooth mouse man foot party

1. niesop 6. monew

2. tefe 7. risbree

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5. ciem 10. nem

At Home: Choose five of the words you unscrambled McGraw-Hill Language Arts
and write a story using them. Read the story to a Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
family member. pages 8081
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Singular Possessive Nouns

Write the possessive form and


tell who or what owns something.
For example:
The bear has a chair.
bears chair

1. The man has a can. 6. The snake has a cake.

2. Bobby has a hobby. 7. My sister has a blister.

3. The cat has a hat. 8. The camper has a hamper.

4. Dale has some mail. 9. My shoe sole has a hole.


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5. The bunny has some 10. A king has a ring.


honey.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member to make up


Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, possessive rhyming riddles like the ones on this
pages 8283 page. Point out who owns which item.
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Plural Possessive Nouns

Write the nouns from the box that are singular possessive
on the lines under Singular Possessive Nouns. Write
the nouns that are plural possessive under Plural
Possessive Nouns.

three firefighters hats

one birds nest four cats paws many books covers


six doctors coats the kangaroos tail the girls mitten

Singular Possessive Nouns

Plural Possessive Nouns


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At Home: With a family member, use the four plural McGraw-Hill Language Arts
possessive words above in a story. Share your story Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
with other family members. pages 8485
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Mechanics and Usage: Letter Punctuation

For each letter, write a greeting and a closing.

1.

Thank you for helping me study for the test. I made the
highest score in the class.

2.

Have a great birthday! I cant wait to see you.

3.

Good luck in your next basketball game. I hope you do well.

4.

You are invited to my cookout party next Tuesday. I hope you


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can make it.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a letter to a family member asking for help
Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, with something you would like to do. Ask the family member
page 86 to write back. Take turns reading your letters aloud.
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Mixed Review

Scrambled Letter
Some of the words in Fredos letter are scrambled! Read
the words in the box. Then read Fredos letter. In each
sentence, a word in ( ) is scrambled. Unscramble the word
and write it on the line. Put commas where they are
needed.

puppets Dear hats


childrens Bens friend
boys glasses games

(eaDr) Elena

We had fun at your house. The girls


and (soyb) all played
(megas) together. I had
three (lassegs) of juice. I
loved the funny (stah) on
the (nedrichls) heads.
Mr. (enBs) show was great! Im sorry about
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the (teppups) leg. My Mom can fix it.

Your (dienfr)

Fredo

At Home: Ask a family member to help you read a paragraph in McGraw-Hill Language Arts
a magazine or newspaper. Circle all the nouns. Draw a line Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns,
under any possessives. How many nouns did you find? page 87
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Common Errors with Possessive Nouns

Which group of words correctly tells about the picture?


Circle the answer.

1. my brothers gloves
my brothers gloves

2. the elephants trunks


the elephants trunks

3. the friends toy


the friends toy

4. the cooks books


the cooks books
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5. the flies eyes


the flys eyes

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, write the name of two items
Grade 2, Unit 2, Nouns, you find in your home. Use these items in sentences with a
page 88 singular possessive noun and a plural possessive noun.
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Study Skills: Note-Taking and Summarizing

Help Sam write a summary of the paragraph below. Circle


five details. Then, write a short summary in your own words.

Stormy Weather
Bad weather can be
dangerous. Heavy rains can
cause flooding of farms and
streets. A hurricane has
strong winds that can blow
down trees. Tornadoes can
sweep up everything in their
paths. Hail as large as golf
balls can break windows and
damage cars.

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At Home: Listen as a family member reads aloud the weather McGraw-Hill Language Arts
forecast from a newspaper. Take notes. Then write a short Grade 2, Unit 2, Study Skills,
summary and show it to the family member. pages 9495
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Vocabulary: Compound Words

Finish each sentence. Use two of the


short words after each sentence to write
a compound word.

1. Jessie uses her comb and .


(hair, cut, brush)

2. She eats a stack of with maple


syrup for breakfast. (cakes, pan, cup)

3. Her father reads the daily at


the table. (back, paper, news)

4. Jessie brushes her teeth with


after she eats. (paste, tooth, pick)

5. Look at those dark clouds! Jessie puts on a


and goes to school. (rain, bow, coat)

Make other compound words from each set of words


in ( ) above.
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Think of four compound words. Take turns with a
Grade 2, Unit 2, Vocabulary, family member telling the first half of one of the words. The
pages 9697 other person gives the second half of the compound word.
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Composition: Leads and Endings

Story Detective
Detective Debbie found a story with
a missing lead and a missing ending.
Can you help her add the missing
sentences?

Read the story. Then write a lead


sentence and an ending sentence
for the story.

My brother made the sandwiches. Mom and I


packed the picnic basket. Dad carried the paddles.
We climbed into the canoe. Oh, no! We forgot the
life jackets! We went back to the house to get them.
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At Home: With a family member, write a story about McGraw-Hill Language Arts
an activity you like to do together. Give it a good lead Grade 2, Unit 2, Composition,
and ending. Take turns adding to the story. pages 9899
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Action Verbs

Ready for Action


Write an action verb from the box to match each sports
clue. You will not use two of the words.

surf twirl swing dive ride serve


ski tackle pitch skate shoot kick

1. 6.

2. 7.

3. 8.

4. 9.
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5. 10.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: What game or sport do you play at home?
Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, With a family member, write three sentences that tell
pages 140141 how you play.
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Present-Tense Verbs

Runs and Errors


Keep score. Underline the present-tense verb in each
sentence. If the verb is correct, circle the word run. If the
verb is incorrect, circle the word error. Then fill in the
scoreboard at the bottom.
1. My mom takes me to baseball tryouts. run error
2. She wishs me luck. run error
3. She watches me bat. run error
4. The coach pitch to me. run error
5. He throws it right at me. run error
6. The coach never miss the plate. run error
7. The ball zooms right by me. run error
8. The catcher toss it back to the coach. run error
9. The coach puts the ball over the plate. run error
10. My bat sends it far into the field. run error

Runs
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Errors

At Home: Have a family member tell you about a McGraw-Hill Language Arts
favorite sport or game. Write down three or four Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs,
present-tense verbs you hear. pages 142143
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Subject-Verb Agreement

Do Cats and Dogs Agree?


Read what the cat says. Then write what the dog might say. Use
complete sentences. The first one is done for you.

If the cat says . . . Then the dog says . . .


A cat makes the best pet. 1. A dog makes the best
pet, too.

A dog brings in dirt! 2.

A cat walks itself. 3.

Cats love people. 4.


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Cats are great! 5.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Which pet is best? Ask a family member to
Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, help you write about a great pet and what it does. Be
pages 144145 sure to use correct subject-verb agreement.
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Mechanics and Usage: Abbreviations

Complete the sentences in the speech balloons. Use


abbreviations correctly.

I am Mr. Yang. Meet my Next, meet my son who


wife, Yang. is a doctor. His name is

Lee Yang.

Here are the Grovers.


Please meet Finally, meet my neighbor
who is a doctor. Her name
and
is Romano.
Grover.
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At Home: Introduce family members or friends to McGraw-Hill Language Arts


each other. Include their titles. Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs,
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Mixed Review

Lighthouse Larry
Lighthouse Larry takes
care of the lighthouse.
Read about his day.
Complete the sentences
by drawing a line from
each sentence to the
correct verb in column 2.
1. Lighthouse Larry
along the beach.

2. A seal in the
water.

3. A wave near
Lighthouse
Larrys feet. looks

4. He the spiral checks


stairs to the top.
helps
5. Lighthouse Larry the
big light. cleans

6. He the huge windows. swims


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7. Lighthouse Larry out climbs


over the ocean.
crashes
8. The lighthouse ships to
see the land. walks
McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member if you can follow them
Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, around the house for a short time. Write a story about
page 147 what they do. Be sure subjects and verbs agree.
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Past-Tense Verbs

Write a past-tense verb to complete each sentence.

Today the . . . Yesterday the . . .

1. cows moo. cows


2. pigs oink. pigs
3. horses trot. horses
4. chickens peck. chickens
5. sheep graze. sheep
6. rabbits hop. rabbits
7. farmer works. farmer
8. dog barks. dog
9. cat naps. cat
10. children play. children
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At Home: What are you doing now? What did you do McGraw-Hill Language Arts
yesterday? With a family member, make a chart like the Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs,
one on this page. Write present and past actions. pages 148149
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The Verb Have

Draw a line to match each subject to the correct predicate.


Circle the picture that the complete sentence tells about.
Make sure the subject agrees with the verb.

1. He has a bottle.
have a baby.

2. The baby have a nap.


has a smile.

3. This baby has no teeth.


have no teeth.

4. These babies has hats.


have no hats.
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5. She has a doll.


have no doll.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, find pictures of


Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, people in magazines. Write a sentence about what
pages 150151 each person owns. Use the correct form of have.
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Combining Sentences: Verbs

Use and to rewrite each pair of


sentences as one sentence.

1. Skippy gets wet. Skippy cries.

2. Mom has an idea. Mom draws a plan.

3. Mom buys wood. Mom finds nails.

4. She hammers. She saws.

5. She makes a frame. She builds walls.

6. She puts on a roof. She adds a door.


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7. Skippy sees the house. Skippy wags his tail.

At Home: With a family member, write a few McGraw-Hill Language Arts


sentences about something someone has made or Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs,
built. Then try combining some of your sentences. pages 152153
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Mechanics and Usage: Commas in Dates

Great Days for Grandpa


Put the dates from the box in
order on the timeline. Use
commas correctly in the
dates. The first one is done
for you.

May 16, 1941


June 3 1996 Grandpa born

May 16 1941

August 4 1966 First job

December 2 1958 Married

February 19 1980 First Child

October 7 1963

Started Business
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First Grandchild

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, make a timeline


Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, showing important dates in the life of someone in
page 154 your family.
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Mixed Review

How Does Your Garden Grow?


In each sentence, the past-tense of one of the verbs in
the box is scrambled. Help Gina tell how she planted her
vegetable garden. Unscramble the verb in ( ) and write it
on the line.

measure plant watch drop dig use water

1. Gina (ugd) a big space


for her vegetable garden.

2. First, she (seamredu)


the garden.

3. Then, she (seud)


a small shovel to make holes in the dirt.

4. Next, Gina (erodppd)


some corn seeds in the rows.

5. She (etpldan) three


tomato plants.

6. Finally, she (twareed)


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the seeds and plants.

7. Gina (cheawtd)
her garden grow all summer.

At Home: Think of a task you know how to do. Write McGraw-Hill Language Arts
each step. Use past-tense verbs. Read your steps to Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs,
family members. Could they do this, too? page 155
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Common Errors with Subject-Verb Agreement

Tell what happens at the ball game. Complete each sentence


with a verb that agrees with the subject. Use verbs from the
box.

throw throws go goes swing swings


hit hits jump jumps run runs
scream screams come comes want wants

1. The pitcher the ball.

2. The batter the ball hard.

3. The fans , Run, run!

4. The players in the dugout in the air.


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5. The next batter up to the plate.

6. He the bat.

7. The ball out of the park!

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write three clues that describe a family
Grade 2, Unit 3, Verbs, member. Use subjects and verbs that agree. See if
page 156 family members can guess who the clues describe.
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Study Skills: Maps

Mi Sook and Dan live in Hazelwood. Mi Sook is on her


way to visit Dan. Help Mi Sook get there. Use the map to
number the directions in order from 1 to 8. Then draw a
line to show her the route on the map. Start at Mi Sooks
house.

1. Pass the mall. 5. Turn right into


Dans house.
2. Go up
North Ave. 6. Turn left onto
South Ave.
3. Pass the
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playground. 7. Pass the library.

4. Pass the 8. Turn right onto


school. Broadway.

At Home: Write down one way a map can help you. McGraw-Hill Language Arts
Ask family members when they use a map to help Grade 2, Unit 3, Study Skills,
them. Compare your answers. pages 162163
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Vocabulary: Prefixes

What Do You Know About Ann?


Look at the picture of Ann. Share what you know about
her. Use the words in the box to help you complete each
sentence. You will not have to use all of the words.

unclear uncombed unmade rewashed


unopened untied repolished reread

1. Anns shoes are .

2. Anns hair is .
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3. Anns bed is .

4. Anns dress needs to be .

5. Ann has an gift.


McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Pick a room or item at home. Tell a family
Grade 2, Unit 3, Vocabulary, member what you know about the room or item using
pages 164165 words with the prefixes un- and re-.
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Composition: Logical Order

Cookie Order
Mom showed Sam how to bake cookies. Number the
pictures in order. Then write a story to tell what the
pictures show. Use the words in the box.

first next then finally to the left next to


above below on top between behind

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At Home: Ask a family member to tell you how to cook McGraw-Hill Language Arts
something. Write what they say. Look for time-order Grade 2, Unit 3, Composition,
and space-order words in your notes. pages 166167
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The Verb Be

Read each pair of sentences. Fill in the first sentence with


the correct form of be. Then look closely at the second
sentence. Find the same word hidden in the second
sentence. Circle the letters of the word. Be careful! The
letters can be hidden in more than one word. The first one
is done for you.

1. I think jokes are funny.


2. Do you want to hear Eds joke?

3. Knock! Knock! Who there? Ed said.


4. Ed only knows this silly joke.

5. If you listening, get ready to laugh.


6. Canoe. Ed answers carefully.

7. I interested, so Amy and I ask a question.


8. Canoe who? Amy asks.
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9. A few minutes later Ed ready to answer.


10. Canoe come out and play with me? he now asked.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Think of a joke you and your family know.
Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, Write it on a sheet of paper. Circle the forms of be
pages 210211 that you used.
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Helping Verbs

A Long Hike
Complete the story by
filling in the blanks with
a form of be or have.

Jenny hiked many miles with her mother.


They walked on trails that pass through high
mountains. Together they hiked 300 miles.
Now Jenny thinking about a different hike.
She says to her mother, I hoping we can go
on an 800-mile hike someday!
Jenny planned the hike on a map.
Her mother thought about it, too. They
told Jennys father about the long hike.
He said he wants to go with them.

On the lines below, describe a place where you would like


to hike. Use at least two helping verbs in your description.
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At Home: Think of a trip you and your family would like McGraw-Hill Language Arts
to take. Together write a paragraph about it. Then Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
circle all the helping verbs you used in the paragraph. pages 212213
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Linking Verbs

Read the paragraph below. Circle each word that is a form


of be. Then write your own ending to the story. Use a
linking verb in your ending.

It was Nicolas first trip to Fun


Adventure Park. She went on the Dragon
Ride with her dad. As she went around,
the wind blew her hair. This ride is
good! she laughed.
When Nicola got off the ride, it was
dark. The music was loud, and the lights
were bright. The park was like a carnival.
Then she and her dad stopped by a
popcorn stand. The popcorn was inviting.
Nicola asked her dad to buy her some.
Nicola was having a good time.
This is fun, Nicola said. Lets be
here for a long time, okay?
The next thing Nicola did was . . .
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a paragraph about an adventure park


Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, and draw a picture. Then circle all the linking verbs
pages 214215 you used in your paragraph.
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Mechanics and Usage:
Commas in Names of Places
Tony wrote e-mail messages and sent them to his
friends who live in the places shown on the map below.
Where did he send his messages? Write the names of
each city and state correctly on the lines below.

Maine
Augusta
Salem
Oregon


Santa Fe
New Birmingham
Mexico Alabama
Texas

Austin

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At Home: Choose three other states on this map. Work with McGraw-Hill Language Arts
a family member to find and write the names of the states Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
with their capitals. Point out where the commas belongs. page 216
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Mixed Review

Write a Journal Entry


What did you do yesterday? What
are you doing today? Complete
the journal entries below. Be sure
to use helping and linking verbs
such as is, am, was, were, have,
has and had correctly.

What I did yesterday:

What I am doing today:


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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member to read aloud your
Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, journal entry for today. Then circle all the helping
page 217 and linking verbs you used.
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The Verbs Go and Do

Input/Output
Each computer screen shows the directions the computer
should follow to make a sentence. Draw a line from the
computer screen to the box with the correct sentence.

Verb: do Erin does her


Time: past
Subject: Erin
art project.

Verb: go Erin and her


Time: present mother went
Subject: Erin to art class.

Verb: do Erin goes to


Time: present
Subject: Erin
art class.

Verb: go Erin did not


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Time: past
Subject: Erin
finish her art
and her mother project yet.

At Home: With a family member, think of an activity that McGraw-Hill Language Arts
you like to do together. Then write a journal entry about Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
the activity. Circle any irregular verbs you used. pages 218219
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The Verbs Say, See, and Run

Read each sentence. If the underlined verb is in the


present tense, add the word Today at the beginning of
the sentence. If the underlined verb is in the past tense,
add the word Yesterday at the beginning of the sentence.

1. Mom says we can do an art project.

2. Jill and I saw some boxes.

3. Jill ran home for some markers.

4. we see the start of a good idea!


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5. Jill said, Lets make a spaceship!

6. I say, Good thinking, Jill!

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, look for things to use in
Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, an art project at home. Write about your project in your
pages 220221 journal. Use say, see, and run in your sentences.
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The Verbs Come, Give, and Sing

Read the paragraph. Find the five sentences that have


the past-tense forms of go, sing, and give. Write the
sentences on the lines below, using the present tense
of the verbs.

My Trip to the Museum


My family and I love to go on
trips together. On Saturdays, we
went to the science museum. My
mother sings a song as we go to
the museum. We sang along with
her. My brother, Peter, gives me a
journal to write in about what I
saw. He gave me a pen, too. We
go up to the second floor of the
museum. I went to the dinosaur
exhibit. Peter goes to the exhibit
on weather. Soon, we went home.

1.

2.
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3.

4.

5.
At Home: With a family member, think of a place you visited McGraw-Hill Language Arts
together. Write four sentences about the place, using go, Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
goes, went, sing, sang, give, or gave in your writing. pages 222223
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Contractions with not

Write a contraction for each


set of words below. Write
one letter on each line, and
use a line for the apostrophe.
Use the letters in the circles
to answer the riddle below.

1. are not

2. did not

3. have not

4. does not

5. were not

What has a mouth but cant speak?


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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Take turns writing contractions with a family
Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, member. Time yourselves for two minutes. See who
pages 224225 can think of the most contractions.
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Mechanics and Usage: Apostrophes

Circle the word in each sentence that


needs an apostrophe. Write the letters
of the word and the apostrophe on
each of the lines. Then use the circled
letters in order to answer the question
at the bottom of the page.

1. The new puppy didnt like to sleep outside.

2. Cant we help him? Breda asked her dad.

3. Bredas dad had an idea.

4. Breda hadnt used a hammer before.

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Whose tools did Breda use to build the doghouse?

At Home: Talk with a family member about a pet you McGraw-Hill Language Arts
have or would like to have. Make a list of three things Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
the pet needs. Use apostrophes in your writing. page 226
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Mixed Review

Scavenger Hunt!
Read each sentence. Choose the word that correctly
completes it. Write the word on the line.

1. Find something you shouldnt shouldnt


forget if its cold outside.

2. Find something that wont wont


break.

3. Name a chore that you did does


today.

4. Find an object that you gives gave


to a friend.

5. Name something you sings sang


in music class.

6. Find something you dont dont


like to wear.

7. Find a book that you havent havent


read yet.
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8. Name the first person you sees saw


at school this morning.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Make up your own scavenger hunt list with
Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs, a family member. Use contractions and possessives.
page 227 Circle the past-tense verbs you use.
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Common Errors with Past-Tense Verbs

Dream On!
Tonia had a dream one night about a talent show the
next day. To her surprise, the next day everything really
happened! Circle the verbs in her dream. Then rewrite
the dream in the past tense. Dont forget to use special
spellings to show the past tense!
I go to school. I sit down at
my desk. Then I stand up.
I sing a song for
everyone!
My best friend Orlando says,
You sing great!
Then we run outside to play.
Orlando gives me a big hat. I
wear it all day long!

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At Home: Tell a family member about a dream you McGraw-Hill Language Arts
had. Then write a story about it. Use past-tense Grade 2, Unit 4, Verbs,
verbs correctly. page 228
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Study Skills: Encyclopedia

Look It Up!
Look at the set of encyclopedias. Write the letters and number
of the book that will have the answer to each question.

1. How long is the Mississippi River?

2. What do elephants eat?

3. When did the first spacecraft fly into space?

4. Who was John F. Kennedy?


5. Who invented the computer?

6. Why does a rainbow have so many colors?

7. Who was Henry Ford?


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8. Where was Martin Luther King, Jr., born?

9. Do giraffes sleep standing up?

10. What is the name of the largest dinosaur?


McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Choose one of the questions above. Go to
Grade 2, Unit 4, Study Skills, the library with a family member and look up the
pages 234235 answer in an encyclopedia.
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Vocabulary: Suffixes

Scrambled Letters
Read each definition. Then unscramble the letters to find
the word that matches the definition. Write the word on
the line. Then use it in a sentence that tells something
you have learned or seen this year.

1. "without sense" essnslsee

2. "without end" seldnes

3. "full of hope" opelhuf

4. "without fear" ressfale

5. "full of care" facrelu


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At Home: Tell a family member something you learned at McGraw-Hill Language Arts
school this week. Write a sentence with a word that ends Grade 2, Unit 4, Vocabulary,
in -ful or -less to tell about what you learned. pages 236237
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Composition: Sentence Style and Variety

Read each set of sentences. Rewrite them to make the


writing more interesting. Make the sentences different
lengths. Use different beginning words. Combine two
sentences into one.

1. My soccer team had fifteen players. My team had no boys.

2. One day a boy tried out for our team. That day a boy got on
our team.

3. Our team's name is the Wildcats. Our team won all our games
last year.

4. After each game my team celebrates. After each game my


team eats pizza.
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Talk with a family member about a team or club you
Grade 2, Unit 4, Composition, would like to join. Write three sentences about it. Then look
pages 238239 for ways to make your writing interesting.
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Pronouns

Circle the nouns that are the same in each sentence.


Write the sentence and replace the repeated noun with
a pronoun.

Example:
Mrs. Peterman says Mrs. Peterman
will help us clean the park.
Mrs. Peterman says she will help
us clean the park.

1. The classmates decide the classmates will spend the day at


the park.

2. Kim and Allie find the trash can and fill the trash can.

3. Jessie and Eddie show how Jessie and Eddie rake leaves.
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4. A woman asks if a woman can take pictures of us.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write four sentences about ways you can
Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, help to keep a park clean. Show a family member all
pages 280281 the pronouns you used in your writing.
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I and Me

Use words from the box to complete


the riddle. You may use a word more
than one time.

I table

me newspaper

am black and white all over. You


can read . What am I?
am a .

have legs, but


cant walk. What am I? I am a .

Now write your own riddle. Use pronouns.

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At Home: Tell family members a riddle that ends with McGraw-Hill Language Arts
What am I? Give them hints to help them solve the Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns,
riddle. pages 282283
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We and Us

At the Beach
Rewrite each sentence to tell about yourself and someone
else at the beach. Replace the underlined noun and
pronoun with either we or us.

Example:
Mom took Maria and me
to the beach.
Mom took us to the beach.

1. Luis and I put our feet in the water.

2. The cold water made Luis and me shiver.

3. Luis and I jumped in the waves.

4. Mom gave Luis and me lunch.


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5. Luis, Mom, and I made a big sand castle.

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Draw a picture of yourself and a friend at


Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, the beach. Tell a family member about your picture.
pages 284285 Use we or us.
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Mechanics and Usage: Using I and Me

Read the story. Cross out the pronouns that are used
incorrectly. Then write your corrections above the line.

i did not know how to swim. My brother Reynaldo did not


know how, either. So Mom took me and my brother to the
pool. Reynaldo and me were going to learn how to swim!
Reynaldo and i were scared. The teacher asked
me and Reynaldo to blow bubbles in the water. Then i went
under and held my breath.
Me and Reynaldo kicked our legs. Then i splashed
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Reynaldo. Reynaldo splashed me. Reynaldo and me were


having fun. Mom is taking me and Reynaldo swimming every
day now!

At Home: Tell a family member how you learned to do McGraw-Hill Language Arts
something new. Ask them to help you write a paragraph Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns,
about it. Circle each time you use I and me. page 286
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Mixed Review

All About You!


Read these questions
about yourself. Write
two sentences to
answer each question.
Be sure to use
pronouns correctly!

1. What do you look like?

2. What do you like to do?

3. Who is your best friend? What do you like to do


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together?

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Show your answers to a family member.


Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, Circle the pronouns you used. Then ask your family
page 287 member to answer each of the questions.
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Pronoun-Verb Agreement

Complete each sentence. First, find a verb in the box


that rhymes with the pronoun you are given. Then write a
sentence with the correct present tense of that verb. The
first one is done for you.

sit agree
spy see
fit do
flee may
try feed

1. I spy something green outside .


Spy rhymes with the word I.

2. They .

3. We .

4. We .

5. It .

6. She .
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7. You .

8. I .

At Home: Write a long sentence, using as many McGraw-Hill Language Arts


pronouns as you can. Point out the pronouns to Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns,
a family member. pages 288289
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Possessive Pronouns

Scrambled Possessives
Unscramble the possessive pronoun in each box. Then
write the pronoun to complete the
second sentence in each pair.
Underline the word or words
in the first sentence that
the pronoun replaces.

1. My dads car was dirty. s i h

I decided to wash car.

2. The cars wheels had grime all over them. s i t

I cleaned wheels with a sponge.

3. Now my familys driveway is full of suds. r u o

Now driveway is wet and slippery.

4. Moms car came into the driveway. r e h

She wanted me to wash car, too!


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5. So I washed Mom and Dads cars. h e i r t

Soon cars were bright and clean!

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Ask a family member what job you can do
Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, around the house. Write three sentences about it.
pages 290291 Use possessive pronouns in your writing.
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Contractions: Pronoun and Verb

You Write the Clues


Write the clues for the crossword puzzle on the lines
below. Write a sentence for each contraction in the puzzle.
Use the two words that make the contraction. The first one
is done for you.
4
t
h
6
e I
5 2
h y o u r e
1
w e r e m
r
3
s h e s

ACROSS
1. We are ready.

2.

3.

DOWN
4.
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5.

6.

At Home: Write pronoun-verb contractions on index McGraw-Hill Language Arts


cards. Ask family members to choose a card and Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns,
name the two words that make up the contraction. pages 292293
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Mechanics and Usage:
Contractions and Possessive Pronouns
The book reports below use their, theyre, its, its, youre,
and your incorrectly. Circle each word that is spelled
incorrectly. Then write the correct word above it.

Wild About Reptiles


by Richard Russell

Youre friends will love this


Dinosaurs
book. Its about all kinds of by Roger Lee

reptileseven snakes!
I also think your going to like

Their friendlier than you


this book about dinosaurs.

think.
Its pages are filled with facts

about dinosaurs. Theyre

sizes and shapes will amaze


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you!

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a short book report with a family
Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, member. Use contractions and possessive pronouns
page 294 in your report.
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Mixed Review

Riddle Up!
Read each riddle. Then use the correct word in a short sentence.

1. This word is a contraction. It stands for You are.

2. This word is the present-tense form of help.


You use this word with he.

3. This word is a possessive pronoun. It means


belonging to him.
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4. This word is a contraction. It stands for They are.

At Home: Write some riddles about present-tense verbs, McGraw-Hill Language Arts
possessive pronouns, or contractions. Show your riddles Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns,
to family members. page 295
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Common Errors with Pronouns

Yokio wrote a letter to his Uncle


Yuki, but his computer got a little
confused. Instead of printing
pronouns, it printed out words like
*((*&& or **%#$! Help Yokio fix
his letter to his uncle. Substitute
the correct pronoun for each
wacky word.

March 23, 2012


Dear Uncle Yuki,

Thank you so much for the birthday present you gave %


. It is a really terrific kite! Yesterday Mom and %
went to the park. #$ flew the kite
higher and higher. Mom let % pull the kite back
down.
Mom said, Uncle Yuki can watch %$ . Dad will
ask him to come with %$ .
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% said to Mom, Great!

Your nephew,

Yokio
McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a letter to a relative to tell about something you
Grade 2, Unit 5, Pronouns, are doing at school. Show the letter to a family member and point
page 296 to the pronouns. Explain why you used each one.
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Study Skills: Alphabetical Order

Computer Glossary
Can you put these computer words in order? Write the
words in ABC order in the blanks.
mouse modem keyboard
disk Internet hard drive
laptop computer cable
screen software program
monitor scanner printer

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At Home: Ask a family member to tell you some McGraw-Hill Language Arts
special words he or she uses at work. With your Grade 2, Unit 5, Study Skills,
family member, look up the words in a dictionary. pages 302303
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Vocabulary: Synonyms

Tic-Tac-Toe
Read each pair of words in the boxes. Draw an X in the
box if the words are synonyms. Draw an O if they are not
synonyms. Draw a line through the rows that have three
Xs across, down, or diagonally.
If theyre
large / big
scared /
skinny / thin
synonyms,
frightened I win.

apple / house tall / short light / dark

neat / blue well / sick hot / cold

If
theyre not,
you lose. loud / quiet early / late quick / fast

many / none angry / mad sad / happy


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shiny / bright start / stop old / new

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Play tic-tac-toe with a family member. Draw a grid. Use
Grade 2, Unit 5, Vocabulary, different colored pencils or crayons. In each square write two
pages 304305 synonyms. When one player has three in a row, he or she wins.
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Composition: Main Idea and Supporting Details

Quincy Quit-Too-Fast wrote in his journal, but he forgot to


add main ideas. Read each paragraph. Then add a main
idea on the line.

My teacher was new, and I didnt know anyone! The


school was different from my old one. I was scared.

I learned where the countries are. We found places on a


map. It was fun!

I thought about all the friends I made. I thought about


what I learned. I hurried home! McGraw-Hill School Division

At Home: Think about something you enjoyed in school McGraw-Hill Language Arts
today. Write a paragraph about it. Read it to a family Grade 2, Unit 5, Composition,
member. Point out the main idea. pages 306307
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Adjectives

In the boxes, find an adjective and a noun that rhyme.


Write the rhyming words under the riddle they answer.

cool gray funny spare wordy hot glad

chair lad pot tool day birdy bunny

1. What is a frozen hammer called?

a
2. What is a silly rabbit called?

a
3. What is a cloudy Monday called?

a
4. What is a happy boy called?

a
5. What is a container of boiling water called?

a
6. What is an extra seat called?
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a
7. What is a parrot that talks a lot called?

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: With a family member, make a list of nouns
Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, and adjectives that rhyme. Then make up your own
pages 346347 rhyming word riddles.
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Adjectives That Tell How Many

Sun, Shoe, Bee, Door . . .


Read each sentence. Circle the word that does not make
sense. Then write an adjective from the box that rhymes
with the word and makes sense in the sentence.

many three one four two nine six five

1. Ostrich eggs weigh about bee pounds.

2. The dromedary camel has sun hump.

3. Bactrian camels have shoe humps.

4. Black bears grow about hive feet long.

5. Chickens can run pine miles an hour.

6. Elephants can weigh over bricks tons. McGraw-Hill School Division

7. Spiders have door pairs of legs.

8. Centipedes have penny pairs of legs.

At Home: Write some sentences like the ones above. McGraw-Hill Language Arts
With a family member, name the word that does not Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
make sense, then tell what adjective belongs in its place. pages 348349
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Articles: a, an

Riddle Fun
Read each riddle. To find the answer, unscramble the
letters in ( ). Write the answer using the correct article.

1. What grows bigger the more you take away?

(lohe)
2. What can you give away and keep at the same time?

(dolc)
3. What is the biggest ant?

(hetanlep)
4. What has a head but no brain?

(gabbace)
5. What eight-letter word has only one letter in it?
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(opevelen)
6. What can you put in a glass but never take out?

(carck)
McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Make up some riddles like the ones above.
Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, Share them with your family. Together, find the
pages 350351 answers to the riddles.
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Adjectives That Compare

You are famous! You have discovered a sea creature


called a Seasaurus. Complete the sentences to compare
the Seasaurus to other animals in the sea. Use adjectives
from the box. Write their correct forms on the lines.

deep big dark soft loud


sharp rough fast thick gray
smooth long bright small round

1. The Seasaurus is than a blue whale.


2. It has the tail Ive ever seen.
3. Its head is than an octopuss head.
4. Its flippers are than a seals flippers.
5. Its roar is than an elephant seals roar.
6. The Seasaurus is the sea animal I know.
7. It has the eyes of any sea animal.
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8. Its teeth are than a sharks teeth.


9. The Seasaurus dives the of any animal.
10. It has the yellow spots on its back.

At Home: Draw your Seasaurus. Show the picture to a McGraw-Hill Language Arts
family member, and ask for the name of another animal. Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
Tell how the Seasaurus compares to this animal. pages 352353
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Mechanics and Usage: Writing Book Titles

Can you help Edna the editor? Each book needs a title.
First, read what each book is about. Then make up a
title for the book. Write the title on the lines.

Mia has a special rocking chair. It takes her to a new, faraway


place every time she sits in it.

Mr. Snoots sneezes are so powerful that everything around him


rumbles.

Mrs. Golden seems to have a green thumb. The seeds she


planted yesterday are full-grown plants today!

Alvin has a kitten named Maxwell. The kitten talks to Alvin, but no
one else can hear him.
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Jamie discovers an old radio in the attic. It plays only music from
50 years ago.

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Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, Then write a sentence about each book. Make sure
page 354 the sentence includes the title.
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Mixed Review

Wish You Were Here


It is the year 2404. You are
on vacation on planet Zapp.
What is it like on Zapp?
Think of some adjectives to
describe this vacation spot.
Then write an outer space
postcard to your best friend
back on Earth. Tell him all
about Zapp.

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At Home: Think about a real place you visited with your McGraw-Hill Language Arts
family. Write a paragraph to describe it. Then read it Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
to your family. Do they agree with your description? page 355
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Adverbs

Circle the adverb in each sentence. Does it tell when,


where, or how? Write the adverb in the correct grid. Write
only one letter in each square.
1. The race starts soon. 6. Dan moves ahead.
2. Dan looks around. 7. The others fall behind.
3. His friends wave proudly. 8. Then Dan crosses the line.
4. The runners take off. 9. Everyone cheers loudly.
5. How quickly Dan runs! 10. Dan always wins.

When
s Where

a
h

How

u
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Make up your own word puzzle and
Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, sentences, using adverbs that tell where, when, and
pages 356357 how. Ask family members to solve your puzzle.
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Adverbs That Tell How

Look at the picture. Complete each sentence by writing an


adverb that tells how.

1. Reynaldo prints .
2. The teacher smiles .
3. The girls listen .
4. Gabriella and Jim work .
5. Sandra laughs .
6. Lisa holds the rabbit .
7. Nari looks at the fish .
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8. Ralph carries the books .


9. Debbie holds the scissors .
10. Teresa looks at her painting .

At Home: Invite family members to say what they McGraw-Hill Language Arts
are doing, using an adverb that tells how. What will Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
you say? pages 358359
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Adverbs That Tell When or Where

Complete each sentence with adverbs that tell when and


where. Use adverbs from the box.

after then later around where


here yesterday first down there
finally outside soon inside early

1. We arrived .
where when

2. Dad and I walked .


when where

3. We went .
where when

4. I sat .
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when where

5. Dad and I left .


when where

McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Rewrite the sentences above with a family
Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, member, using different adverbs that tell when and
pages 360361 where.
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Mechanics and Usage: Quotation Marks

Simon, the Talking Cat


Meet Simon. He is a talking cat. You find him sitting at
your back door one morning. What does Simon say to
you? What do you say to Simon? Write what you and
Simon say to each other. Use quotation marks correctly.
The first sentence has been started for you.

1. The cat said, Good morning. I am


2. I said,
3. Simon asked,
4. I replied,
5. Simon said,
6. , I answered.
7. Then Simon told me,
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8. I asked,
9. Simon said,
10. , I said.
At Home: Ask family members to help you continue McGraw-Hill Language Arts
the story about Simon, the Talking Cat. Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
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Mixed Review

Whos Calling?
The telephone call is for you!
Who is it? Is it a famous
musician? Is it a sports star?
Is it the president of the
United States? What do you
say? What does the person
say to you? Write the
conversation. Include some
adverbs that tell how, when,
or where.

Hello, I said slowly. This is .


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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Continue the conversation above with a


Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs, family member. Each of you can take one part and
page 363 role-play the conversation.
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Common Errors with Adjectives

Imagine a new animal, named a snokeet, that an


explorer might find near the North Pole. Complete the
sentences to compare the snokeet to other animals.
Choose adjectives from the box. Write the correct forms
on the line.

long short
tall light
loud fast
smart slow
strong small
shy proud
soft wild

1. The snokeet is than a polar bear.

2. It is than a whale.

3. It is the animal of all.


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4. Its tail is than a whales tail.

5. It is the animal I know.

At Home: With a family member, write more McGraw-Hill Language Arts


sentences to compare the made-up snokeet to other Grade 2, Unit 6, Adjectives and Adverbs,
animals. Then draw a picture of the snokeet. page 364
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Study Skills: Parts of a Book

Pete the Printer made five mistakes on the contents page


in a book about insects. Find his mistakes, then fill in the
new contents page correctly on the form below.
Contents

Chapter 1 What Is an Insect? . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Cha ter 3 Ages and Stages . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Chapter 2 All Kinds of Insects . . . . . . . . . . .17

Chapter 4 Insects, Insects Everywhere . . . .34

Chapter 4 Insects That Live Together . . . . .45

chapter 6 Insec and People . . . . . . . . . . .60

Contents
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Copy information from the title page and table of
Grade 2, Unit 6, Study Skills, contents in a book onto slips of paper. Mix them up. Ask a family
pages 370371 member to help put the title page and table of contents in order.
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Vocabulary: Antonyms

Across and Down


Write the antonym for each word. Then, circle each
antonym in the puzzle.

1. soft 5. cloudy
2. worst 6. neat
3. full 7. mean
4. high 8. different

x s a m e

n i c e m

l x l s p

o b e s t

w x a y y
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h a r d x

At Home: Make up your own antonym word search McGraw-Hill Language Arts
puzzle with a family member. Then challenge Grade 2, Unit 6, Vocabulary,
another family member to solve it. pages 372373
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Composition: Beginning, Middle, End

Whats Missing?
Read the beginning of the story. Then write a middle and
an end. Look for clues at the beginning to help you.

Tomorrow is the pet parade at school. Everyone is


excited except Benny. Benny doesnt have a pet. Then
Benny has a great idea! He makes a pet. First, Benny
finds a big rock.
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McGraw-Hill Language Arts At Home: Write a beginning and a middle for a story.
Grade 2, Unit 6, Composition, Ask a family member to tell the ending as you write it
pages 374375 down. Read the finished story together.
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